All-Time Greats: John Shurna, Evan Eschmeyer, Billy McKinney, Drew Crawford, Bryant McIntosh, Joe Ruklick
Northwestern Wildcats basketball Tickets
The Northwestern Wildcats' basketball team is a member of the Big Ten. The organization experienced the majority of its success before World War II. An exception is that Head Coach Chris Collins did lead the Wildcats to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017. The team won its first game by defeating Vanderbilt with a score of 68–66, but in the second round, No. 1-seeded Gonzaga put an end to any momentum the Wildcats had picked up. Home games for the Wildcats take place at the Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., near the Northwestern University campus. While Northwestern does not have national championships in the modern era of college basketball, the Wildcats was retroactively awarded the pre-tournament Helms Championship for the year 1931. They were Conference Regular Season Champions in 1931 and 1933. Auburn is said to be one of the Wildcats' fiercest rivals due to the intense rivalry between the school's football teams. Among the Wildcats' most popular alumni are John Shurna, Evan Eschmeyer and Billy McKinney. Four All-Americans have been named from the organization. The most recent was in 1999. Get your Northwestern Wildcats' basketball tickets at StubHub.
Where does the Northwestern Wildcats play basketball?
Northwestern Wildcats' basketball games take place at the Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The venue has a capacity of 7,039 and is situated in McGaw Memorial Hall, to the north of Ryan Field near the campus of Northwestern University. The wrestling, volleyball and women's basketball teams also play home games here.
Who is the Northwestern Wildcats' basketball head coach?
Chris Collins has been the head coach of the Northwestern Wildcats' basketball team since March 27, 2013. He began his coaching career in 1998. His overall record was 101–96 before the 2019-20 season began. He is 1-1 in tournaments. In 2016-17, Collins was credited with leading the Wildcats to their best season since World War II.
Has the Northwestern Wildcats' basketball team ever won a national title?
The Northwestern Wildcats' basketball team finished its 2018-19 season with a record of 13–19. The organization has not won a national title in the modern era of college basketball, but it did break through in 2017. This was the first time it had made a NCAA Tournament appearance.
Who are some notable players from Northwestern Wildcats' basketball?
Among notable players who have made their way through the Northwestern Wildcats basketball program are John Shurna, Evan Eschmeyer, Billy McKinney, Drew Crawford, Bryant McIntosh and Joe Ruklick. Shurna played for the team from 2008 through 2012. During his tenure, he had the most blocks, points and games played in the program's history. He was also the 2012 Big Ten scoring champion. In 1999, Evan Eschmeyer was voted All-American.
What is a Northwestern Wildcats' basketball game like?
When you attend a Northwestern Wildcats' basketball game, you will notice the competitive atmosphere created by the students sitting in the official student cheering section, which is known as Northwestern Wildside. Their president's high-pitched shriek in support of the team during games is legendary.
What are the top games this year for Northwestern Wildcats?
Among the opponents the Northwestern Wildcats' basketball team will face during the 2019-20 season are Penn State, Michigan and Purdue as well as Ohio State, Michigan State and Illinois. The team does not have a fierce rival, but there are several teams that play against them in Evanston and turn those matchups into top games.Back to Top
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